The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UAT Tester
Rank 587 555 535
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -20
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 20 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.044% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.048% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 23
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £348 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.54% +15.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.33
% change year-on-year
- +114.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 18 £315 -3.07% 2
London +3 11 £350 +27.36% 1

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Finance
3 14 (38.89%) Banking
4 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) ISEB
6 7 (19.44%) Retail
6 7 (19.44%) Retail Banking
6 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
7 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) MS Office
8 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.11%) HNC
8 4 (11.11%) HND
8 4 (11.11%) HP
8 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (8.33%) JIRA
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
10 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.56%) System Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Android
10 2 (5.56%) Content Management
10 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
10 2 (5.56%) Actimize
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) CMS
10 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.56%) Windows

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Force.com
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) TestNG
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 14 (38.89%) Banking
3 7 (19.44%) Retail
3 7 (19.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) B2B
5 2 (5.56%) Content Management
5 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.56%) System Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.78%) User Stories
6 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.78%) BDD
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) HNC
3 4 (11.11%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Actimize
3 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Misys
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.78%) Mercator
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